Digital Art Zone

 
   
1 of 25
1
*CLOSED* RRRR Contest - $240 in GC prizes!!
Posted: 09 October 2012 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  5581
Joined  2005-08-29

Hello folks!

For all who have no clue what the RRRR is, it stands for “Random Runtime Roulette Renders”.
It’s a competition organized by B.W.C (Bald Wizards Club) that has been running in the members forum for a while, but we decided to bring it to prime time here in the Commons.

Who can play?

Anyone who can read this can play!

How do you prepare yourself for play?

The rules are very simple, but first you need to have all your items in some kind of order in a textfile, dumped from the itemized history into a text file or a spread sheet. Remove things like software, giftcerts, and special plugins from the list.
Then you use a randomizer to randomly pick 4 items from your list (your Runtime).


Randomizer that works well: http://www.random.org/

There are some situations where you allowed to redraw, these are:

- You picked something that doesn’t work, broken thing, only works in a version / software not used etc etc.

- You picked a software or add-on to a software or anything you should have filtered out from the list.

- You picked only huge environment props and will not be able to render a scene without crashing.

- You picked an item you already have been using in two RRRR renders in this content and that was picked randomly. Three is a curse - rule!

Bundles

If you pull a bundle, use two three complete items from it, or more if you like, but you do not need to use all, but only picking a hairpin from V4 Complete Bundle is “too little”. Clarification: A bundle still counts as only one pulled item.

The rules of madness!

Now you have successfully picked 4 items, make a scene, you can add other items as well but the one you picked should be prominent or cleverly used. Render it, post it and make us all laugh! Remember though that the renders must follow the TOS of the forum.

The contest categories!


There are two categories, funniest and best, you get it. A fun render might maybe not be a super great render but tells a fun story it will place whatever the viewer just put in the mouth on the screen and keyboard.

Contest duration!


It stats now, and will go on until Sunday November 18 23:59:59 DAZ local time.

Yes, we have prizes, thanks to our sponsors!

This months sponsors so far:

Ken OBanion has put in $100 in DAZ GCs
Bohemian3 has put in $30 in DAZ CGs
belovedalia has put in $10 in DAZ GCs
Jaderail has put in $20 in DAZ GCs
Barbult has put in $20 in DAZ GCs
Micky_3D has put in $20 in DAZ GCs
Luci45 has put in $20 in DAZ GCs
ARTCollaborations has put in $20 in DAZ GCs


I myself will add three items of my creation to the prize pot, and maybe add one more if I get it done in time. The items are B.W.C Country Road, B.W.C Guillotine and 80s Punk for Genesis, see pictures below.

I hope we can attract some more sponsors. Sponsors may or may not participate in the contest, their own decision, I won’t lock anyone out just because they are generous to sponsor this. If you want to sponsor, send me a PM or post in the thread!

More to know?

I will might edit this when new info on sponsors arrive.

Maximum number of entries?
Yes, this time we limit the number of entries per person to seven.

Are you ready to render? 3….2….1…..go!

One more thing…
As many of you cannot see the previous RRRR, I decided to post winners from last contest so you can an idea if what it is about?

The winners in the Best category are:
First place:  #39 Crown Prince Edwin returns from a long summer vacation to find the beaver population in an uproar over the kingdom’s encroachment on their habitat by Luci45
Second place: #29 I wish I were young again by Barbult
Third place: #22 During my summer vacation I crossed the ocean with my best friend to fight the devil for a bottle of wine by Azoohouse

The winners in the Funniest category are:
First place: #30 I had some dental work done during my summer vacation by Azoohouse
Second place: #38 Lost in translation by totte
Third place: #16 The House Sitters by Luci 45

Attached the collages with the winners for you to view.

EDIT: Important note!
To make voting easier, all entry posts should have a tag with TAG:<Name>#<Entry number>, then voting can just point to that. See my first post (TAG:Totte#1) for a hint on how. You can just edit you post to add that.

Image Attachments
Small-1.jpgSmall-1.jpgSmall-1.jpgRRRR-best.jpgRRRR-Funniest.jpg
 Signature 

=============================================
My DAZ Gallery  | The adventures of Lomund
Free RPG adventures for DnD, O:FR and more: http://4eyes.code66.se
Community Volunteer

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club
I always look on the bright side of life, ‘cause I never expected the Spanish inquisition!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 October 2012 02:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  5581
Joined  2005-08-29

OK, I start it off, Pull!

The gods of random gave me:

14 MU Link Chamber
Susie’s Rags (Rendo)
ShoXoloR for Angelo Hair (Rendo)
HEAVY HAULER Bureaucratic Series

Interesting mix….

 Signature 

=============================================
My DAZ Gallery  | The adventures of Lomund
Free RPG adventures for DnD, O:FR and more: http://4eyes.code66.se
Community Volunteer

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club
I always look on the bright side of life, ‘cause I never expected the Spanish inquisition!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 October 2012 03:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  1670
Joined  2012-09-16

This is a good oppertunity to categorize my items!
Also, it will be a good starting point for practise, so count me in!

 Signature 

You’re welcome to visit my GALLERY
Need a review or looking for tips? Pay a visit HERE

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 October 2012 04:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Administrator
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  16477
Joined  2009-01-22

I am not sure I will get to play this time but what the Heck I might get one render in this time. PULL!

124: Fantasy and Sci-Fi Effects
206: Lisa’s Botanicals - Ravens Rest
283: Real Cases 1
245: Modular Command Chair

Hmm.. All prop’s and effects sets. This just might be very easy to do.

 Signature 

Exile, Drows Walk: A Tale of Jaderail starts here. Free pulp fiction at its Fantasy best, Updated 2/3/14.
Proud Member of the Bald Wizards Club My stuff at DeviantArt

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 October 2012 06:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  228
Joined  2010-01-29

Had to copletely redo my list, since I hadn’t been keeping it updated with new purchases…and I’d skipped the last RRRR. red face

So…here’s my pull!
86. Fog Tool Deluxe III
198. Shackles of the Inquisition: Shackles & Poses
101. Hardcore Utility Shaders DS
110. Hunter’s Moon

Fog, a backdrop, props/poses…and a suite of metal/fabric shaders. I’ll see what I can come up with!

 Signature 

In the beginning there was nothing, then God said “Let there be light!” Then there was still nothing, but you could see it.
My DeviantArt page: http://hoppitty.deviantart.com/

Profile
 
 
Posted: 09 October 2012 06:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Active Member
Avatar
RankRank
Total Posts:  475
Joined  2009-01-30

This contest really stretches your imagination and pushes you to learn more and more about how amazing and powerful DAZ is.  There’s nothing more fun that trying to take four random objects that don’t seem to go together and make them work in a scene.
 
Here are a few tips for anyone who has not tried an RRRR contest before.  (The teacher in me coming out.)
 
1) Check out your material settings – You can combine products in hundreds of different ways by making different parts of an object transparent.  Check out your surfaces tab The skies the limit!
 
2) Use shaders to recolor your objects using the surfaces tab.  This helps to make the pants from one object match the shirt from another!

3) When you have lots of elements in a scene it may be helpful to render them in different passes, (for example your background elements first, then your foreground)  You can combine them in “Postwork” using layers in Gimp or Photoshop.  That gives you more options as well to manipulate different parts of your scene.  Again a great time to push your limits and learn new things.
 
These are a few tips.  I’ll add more and invite other RRRR veterans to add there’s as well. 

Join the fun!

 Signature 

Member, BWC

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2012 07:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
Active Member
Avatar
RankRank
Total Posts:  588
Joined  2006-08-11

Oh that’ looks interesting.. might try in the evening to put all my runtime on the text file ... hmm.. will be tough smile

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2012 08:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
Active Member
Avatar
RankRank
Total Posts:  658
Joined  2006-09-30

Well, I thought I’d give this a go, jut because I’ve been having a hard time motivating myself to play with my 3D stuff after some crushing disappointments lately (a certain Toon Cow turned out to be DS4.5 ONLY!!)  (I can’t get that program to install on my system, and was extremely disappointed in the interface when I installed it on a work computer - so much so that I could not even use the program!)  (But that’s another story!).

I had the itemized order history already, so went to random.org and got my 4 numbers.  They were: (Insert Drum Roll Here)


74 Bulldozer
179 Fairy Garden
510 Toonimal Bat
361 Ollie

(Insert Cymbal Crash Here)

The spread of characters, props, and environment was Perfect!

Several scenes immediately came to mind, so I’ll play around and post something.

I’m shocked no Bovine Items appeared in this list though…  Could be because many were free or from outside sources, thus not in my order history.  I may force a Cow into the scene anyhow.  After all, a Bulldozer needs a Cowdozer to make it’s life complete!

 Signature 

MOO!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2012 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  2282
Joined  2012-02-04
Sockratease - 10 October 2012 08:08 AM

...After all, a Bulldozer needs a Cowdozer to make it’s life complete!

Now you could really do something great with that idea. Go for it!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2012 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  135
Joined  2003-10-09

Here’s what I drew:

Millennium Dragon LE
Sassy Hair
Once Upon a Midnight Splendour
An Umbrello

Two hairs, a dragon, and a fantasy architectural prop.  I’m kinda disappointed it wasn’t a more challenging selection of items.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2012 10:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
Active Member
Avatar
RankRank
Total Posts:  554
Joined  2007-01-20

This contest sounds fun!

My random mixture is:

2110 - Rose Garden: Pumpkin House
2310 - Southside Steamworks (Texture Requires Steamworks, which I also have)
1113 - Gothic Ruins
391 - Camille for V4

So three architectural elements and a Character.  This is the first time I have ever done a render with a random collection of items.  We’ll see what I can do with these.

(BTW, I have a large list of products so I used a random number generator online to select 4 numbers and then looked up the corresponding number on my alphabetized list of DAZ products only.  I did not have to redraw any numbers as none landed on software, GC, or plugins.)

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2012 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
Member
Rank
Total Posts:  228
Joined  2010-01-29
Kaputcha - 09 October 2012 06:11 PM

So…here’s my pull!
86. Fog Tool Deluxe III
198. Shackles of the Inquisition: Shackles & Poses
101. Hardcore Utility Shaders DS
110. Hunter’s Moon

TAG:Kaputcha#1

My items:
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/fog-tool-deluxe-iii
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/shackles-of-the-inquisition-shackles-poses
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/hardcore-utility-shaders-ds
http://www.daz3d.com/shop/hunter-s-moon

Used Hunter’s Moon for the backdrop and ground, Fog Tool 3 for the ground fog, and the shackles on her wrists and ankle are from Shackles of the Inquisition. The shaders were a bit tougher, but there were some fabrics in there; used the pink camo for her shirt, then applied various metals to this guy: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/rock-golem keeping only his glowy runes, and reducing his size to 75% to fit him in the scene.

Final render attacked below, full size here: http://hoppitty.deviantart.com/art/The-Escape-331713283

Image Attachments
rrrr1csm.jpg
 Signature 

In the beginning there was nothing, then God said “Let there be light!” Then there was still nothing, but you could see it.
My DeviantArt page: http://hoppitty.deviantart.com/

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2012 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
Member
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  194
Joined  2009-04-21

27-Andoria City
365-Joss for V4
294-Garden Furniture
425-M4 Sol Elite

Well, here’s hoping I have the time.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 10 October 2012 03:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  5581
Joined  2005-08-29

TAG:Totte#1

Totte - 09 October 2012 02:48 PM

14 MU Link Chamber
Susie’s Rags (Rendo)
ShoXoloR for Angelo Hair (Rendo)
HEAVY HAULER Bureaucratic Series

Also items used:
V4
V4 Highres maps
Angelo HAir V4
Millenium Dog
Alien Dogs
Dystopian heady Hauler
Core Lighting 1

Rupert! I told you not to pee on the cleaning bots

 

Image Attachments
dont-pee-s.jpg
 Signature 

=============================================
My DAZ Gallery  | The adventures of Lomund
Free RPG adventures for DnD, O:FR and more: http://4eyes.code66.se
Community Volunteer

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club
I always look on the bright side of life, ‘cause I never expected the Spanish inquisition!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 11 October 2012 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
Active Member
Avatar
RankRank
Total Posts:  722
Joined  2009-08-21

Okay, I’m in!  (I’m still on the adrenaline rush from the last one!)

My draw:
1103 - Cheirocrates
569 - Lisa’s Botanicals - Honeysuckle
475 - V4 MFD Expansion Pack 1
883 - TOA Arabian Nights for Aiko 3

Hmm….  Not all that fond of Aiko, but I’ll see what I can do.

 Signature 

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club

Rule #1: Don’t sweat the nickel stuff.
Rule #2: It’s ALL nickel stuff.

My DeviantArt gallery: obanionk0530

“Interfere?  Of course we should interfere!  Always do what you’re best at, that’s what I say!” - Doctor Who

Profile
 
 
Posted: 11 October 2012 05:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  5581
Joined  2005-08-29
Ken OBanion - 11 October 2012 04:58 AM

Hmm….  Not all that fond of Aiko, but I’ll see what I can do.

hint hint Genesis hint hint

 Signature 

=============================================
My DAZ Gallery  | The adventures of Lomund
Free RPG adventures for DnD, O:FR and more: http://4eyes.code66.se
Community Volunteer

Proud member of the Bald Wizards Club
I always look on the bright side of life, ‘cause I never expected the Spanish inquisition!

Profile
 
 
   
1 of 25
1